The Carroll College athletic department has announced the dates of its annual summer camps. These camps will offer girls and boys from across the western U.S. a chance to receive thorough instruction from championship caliber college coaches.

The Carroll football camp will take place from June 15-18 and is offered to kids who will be entering grades 5-8.

"The Fighting Saints football camp is the only full-contact camp in Montana," said Saints head coach Mike Van Diest. "This camp will teach kids all phases of football."

The girls soccer camp occurs from June 28 - July 2. This camp is open to girls ages 9-17. The camp is directed by Carroll head soccer coach David Thorvilson, who will also run the boys soccer camp. That camp begins on July 5 and continues until July 9. Boys between the ages of 9-17 are welcome.

There are two weeks of basketball camps for boys entering grades 5-12 to choose from. The first camp will take place the week of June 15-19, while the second week camps are offered is June 22-26. The camps will be directed by former Carroll men's basketball coach Gary Turcott.

"I believe the Carroll camp is the best basketball skills camp in the Northwest," Turcott said. "The dedicated coaches and advisors will do all they can to help each camper to be a better player. The well-planned schedule of team play and individual instruction will push the campers to exceed their grasp. Campers will work hard and will have fun."

There are also two weeks of basketball camps for girls entering grades 5-12. The first week is June 29 - July 3 and the second week is July 6-10. The camps will be directed by Saints head women's coach Shawn Nelson.

The Carroll volleyball camp is offered two weeks during the summer. Girls entering grades 9-12 are welcome for the first week of camp that will take place July 13-16. The camp for girls entering grades 4-8 is offered August 5-7. The camps will be directed by Carroll College head volleyball coach Maureen 'Moe' Boyle and current members of the Saints volleyball team.

"This is an intense camp that includes many in-state and out-of-state players," Boyle said. "These girls will gain a valuable experience learning skills from current Saints players and coaches."

For more information regarding the camps visit"> or visit the PE Center office.

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